Sandy Creek Park Beach

Sandy beach
9500 Lime Creek Rd, Leander, TX 78641, USA
159 miles from Houston, TX
Water quality
Grades suggested by our reviewer
Water Quality
Unknown (read more)

Beach amenities

  • WCPublic restrooms nearby
  • Public grillsGrills or fire pits
  • Picnic tablesPicnic benches available
  • ParkingCar parking nearby
  • Pet friendlyBring your little friends!
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About this beach

Warnings and hazards

Dogs must be leashed.

The area is rocky – it is recommended to wear water shoes.

Sandy Creek Park is a 25-acre park located in a beautiful and quiet area on a steep slope over Lake Travis in close proximity to Austin in central Texas. With a lighter boat traffic than in other parts of the lake, Sandy Creek Park features a very relaxing natural landscape with plenty of trees. The enjoyable clear waters of Lake Travis are good for various types of water recreation, including boating, swimming, and fishing. The scenic hilly terrain also provides good opportunities for camping and hiking with stunning lake views.

Location and Access

Sandy Creek Park boasts a very close location to Austin and is easy to get to, being a great place for a quick getaway from the hustle and bustle of the city. It’s open from 6 a. m. to 9 p. m. and the entry fee is $10 per vehicle. The area rarely gets overcrowded, but in warmer months, it can get a little bit too busy. The spacious park also offers some secluded parking spots if you’re looking for more privacy.

Camping Facilities

The campsites are primitive and have no electricity. There are clean and well-maintained public restrooms available. They’re stationary and stocked with toilet paper. If you’re planning to camp in the park, it’s a good idea to bring your own water and soap since there are no sinks in the restroom facilities. However, you can also make use of the water stations with faucets scattered around the park. There are also relatively new barbecue grills and picnic tables.

Lake Activities

Lake Travis is a huge artificially created water reservoir used for water supply and conservation, flood control, and recreation. With a limestone bottom and perfectly clear waters, it’s dazzlingly blue and beautiful! Sandy Creek Park is located in the lake’s quieter section and features pretty beach areas with enough space for setting up chairs and placing all your beach stuff. There is plenty of room for fishing and swimming. Overall, the area is quite rocky and it is recommended to wear good water shoes.


The park is inhabited by several rare plants and birds, for instance, the endangered Golden-cheeked Warbler, so wildlife watching can become a nice addition to your lakeside recreation and hiking along the forested shore.

Dog Policies

If you’re a dog owner, you can take your four-legged friend with you. Pets on leashes are allowed in the park.

Driving Time

  • 40 minutes from Austin, TX
  • 2 hours from San Antonio, TX
  • 3 hours from Houston, TX

Hotels and rentals

If you're considering staying for one or even a few nights, there are plenty of options available near the beach. Chose your preferred accomodation type and your favourite room provider:

Beaches nearby

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Beach reviewed by:
Daniel and Laura
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Beach map and directions
The beach is located in Leander, Texas 9500 Lime Creek Rd, Leander, TX 78641, USA (Open on Google Maps)
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Reviewed on: July 11, 2019